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Joint Pain

Joint Pain Doctor in Elkton, MD

Joint pain can range from slightly painful to debilitating. If you are dealing with joint pain of any kind, contact Living Well Healthcare today for an appointment. We are conveniently located at 270 West Main Street, Elkton MD 21921. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online.

Joint Pain Doctor Near Me in Elkton, MD
Joint Pain Doctor Near Me in Elkton, MD

Table of Contents:

When should I go to the doctor for joint pain? 
How can I relieve joint pain?
What are the signs of joint pain?
What causes joint pain?

When should I go to the doctor for joint pain? 

Everyone goes through a period in their life when they begin to feel pain in their joints, and they question if they should go to see a doctor for their joint pain, or try to treat it with home remedies and hope it goes away. Regardless of where the joint pain may be, joint pain can be mildly painful to severely painful to the point of extreme discomfort and almost debilitating, if not completely.
We recommend always booking an appointment to visit one of our doctors when it comes to your joint pain, as joint pain is almost always caused by an injury. A few other great reasons to visit a doctor immediately for pain include:
• You are suffering from punishing amounts of pain
• You can no longer move the joint
• It hurts to put any pressure or weight on the joint
• The area around the joint begins to suddenly swell up
• The joint looks deformed
It’s always important to have pain checked out, as the doctor can provide a correct diagnosis of the joint pain and provide treatment or referrals depending on the cause of the joint pain, whether it be from a dislocation, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, an injury, and more.

How can I relieve joint pain? 

There are a few ways you can start the treatment of joint pain at home before going in to see a doctor, some of these treatments to help relieve joint pain include:
• Ice: Apply ice to the pained joint to help relieve any pain and swelling. Ensure to only ice the joint for a maximum of 15 minutes, then allow the area to get back to normal temperature before icing it again. You can do this method multiple times per day.
• Heat: If ice isn’t helping after the first day, start to use heat through a heating pad to help with the muscle spasms around the affected joint.
• Rest: Resting the joint and avoiding any activities that will cause pain to help the joint get better. However, after the inflammation ceases, you will need to strengthen the joint once more through exercise.
• Weight Loss: Many individuals who suffer from joint pain have one thing in common, they are overweight. Weight loss can help relieve any pressure on the affected joint(s). Your doctor can customize a plan specifically for you to help put less stress on the joints, but also allows you to work out and lose weight.
In-office treatments to help with joint pain may include:
• Chiropractic care
• Physical Rehabilitation
• Injury Treatment
• Back Pain Treatment
• Herniated Disc Treatment
• Hip Pain Treatment
• Hyaluronic Acid Injections
• Trigger Point Injections
• Pain Management

What are the signs of joint pain? 

There are a few signs and symptoms that are of concern when it comes to joint pain, in which you should book an appointment with a doctor to review your symptoms of joint pain.
• Swelling
• Enlarged and/or stiff joint(s)
• Numbness
• Noisy Joints, including grinding, clicking, or snapping when moving the joint
• Painful movements when moving the joint
• Difficulty when straightening or bending the joint
• Motion of the joint is lost
• Red, hot, and swollen joint

What causes joint pain?

There are a few causes of joint pain, some of which are more serious and need immediate medical attention than others; however, they all should be evaluated by a doctor.
• Osteoarthritis
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Gout
• Bursitis
• Viral infections
• Injury
• Tendinitis

For more information on our joint pain treatment and how it can benefit you, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. We are conveniently located at 270 West Main Street, Elkton MD 21921. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Elkton MD, Elk Mills MD, Fair Hill MD, Woodcrest Shores MD, North East MD, Warwick MD, and Chesapeake City MD.